Selected Notes From Wall Street Analysts On Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV)

On Wednesday, shares of Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE:AIV) marked $41.35 per share versus a previous $42.74 closing price. With having a -3.25% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Apartment Investment and Management Company, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. AIV showed a fall of -19.94% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $24.53 – $55.68 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -12.73% in the period of the last 200 days.

Mizuho equity researchers changed the status of Apartment Investment and Management Company (NYSE: AIV) shares from “Buy” to a “Neutral” rating in the report published on May 19th, 2020. Other analysts, including BofA/Merrill, also published their reports on AIV shares. BofA/Merrill repeated the rating from the previous report, marking AIV under “Underperform” rating, in the report published on May 18th, 2020. Additionally, AIV shares got another “Market Perform” rating from BMO Capital Markets. On November 8th, 2019, Goldman Initiated an Buy rating and increased its price target to $62. On the other hand, BMO Capital Markets Upgrade the “Outperform” rating for AIV shares, as published in the report on September 6th, 2019. Mizuho seems to be going bullish on the price of AIV shares, based on the price prediction for AIV, indicating that the shares will jump to $55, giving the shares “Buy” rating based on their report from August 6th, 2019. Another “Hold” rating came from SunTrust, providing a prediction for $55 price target according to the report published in February 25th, 2019.

Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV) Analysis

The present dividend yield for AIV owners is set at 0.04, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Apartment Investment and Management Company, the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 52.40. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -2.40%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 11.60% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while AIV is currently recording an average of 1.70M in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 3.89%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 3.41%with 3.01% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $41.82, indicating growth from the present price of $41.35, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in AIV or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Apartment Investment and Management Company Shares?

Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIV) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Real Estate sector. If you wish to compare AIV shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 30.54 for Apartment Investment and Management Company, while the value 599.28 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 1.35 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of -27.40%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 0.60%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in AIV Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in AIV in the recent period. That is how Cohen & Steers Capital Management now has an increase position in AIV by 8.72% in the first quarter, owning 12.54 million shares of AIV stocks, with the value of $462.49 million after the purchase of an additional 1,005,678 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, BlackRock Fund Advisors also increased their stake in AIV shares changed 1.02% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 9.82 million shares of company, all valued at $361.93 million after the acquisition of additional 98,855 shares during the last quarter.

SSgA Funds Management, Inc. acquired a new position in Apartment Investment and Management Company during the first quarter, with the value of $322.44 million, and Fidelity Management & Research Co increased their stake in the company’s shares by 7.32% in the first quarter, now owning 543,376 shares valued at $293.82 million after the acquisition of the additional 7.97 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased their position by 28.18% during the first quarter, now owning 4.86 million AIV shares, now holding the value of $179.01 million in AIV with the purchase of the additional 186,293 shares during the period of the last quarter.